Continuing Education Workshops

Challenging Advanced Learners Academy

"CALA 2015: The Differentiation Summit"

Date:       Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Address:  UW-Whitewater
                800 W. Main St.
                Whitewater, WI 53190

Location:  Hyland Hall

Time:       8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:       $65.00 (includes lunch)

Credit available for additional charge

This event has concluded, thank you for all who attended!
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This year CALA will be a one-day “Differentiation Summit,” in order to focus on the most-requested professional development topic related to the education of advanced and gifted/talented learners. With morning keynoters and afternoon facilitated small group work, this summit will help classroom teachers learn and apply specific strategies to differentiate for advanced learners in the regular classroom (supporting educator effectiveness standards in both the Danielson and Stronge models). Come on your own or bring a school team! For more information contact Dr. Sue Schaar at


Supports Educator Effectiveness Standards

(Danielson and Stronge-CESA 6)

  • Data Analysis & Use
  • Planning & Creating Instruction
  • Classroom Culture & Management

Morning Keynote Addresses

  • Ellen Fiedler, Ph.D. Professor Emerita - Master of Arts in Gifted Education Northeastern Illinois University, IL
  • Scott Peters, Associate Professor - Foundations of Education, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

Afternoon Breakout Sessions for Hands-on Differentiation


Want more information? E-Mail:

Sue Schaar, Ed.D. at